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Mt. Greylock Set to Begin Unconventional Sports Season

Photo Courtesy of the Berkshire Eagle

John Skavlem, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

Fall sports are once again fast approaching at Mount Greylock, but this year may look a bit different than seasons past. Due to COVID-19, many athletes are facing seasons dictated by return to play guidelines implemented to ensure the safety of athletes and coaches Mount Greylock athletic director Lindsey von...

MIAA Postpones Start of Spring Sports Season

Mackenzie Sheehy, Managing Editor

March 25, 2020

Note: the information and quotes in this story do not all reflect today’s decision by the state to close schools until May. We will provide updates. In an attempt to slow the spread of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, schools in Massachusetts have closed for the next three weeks to help practic...

Regular Season Recap: Basketball and Nordic Skiing

Col McDermott leads the first wave at an early season league race.

John Skavlem, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

As the regular season closes and the postseason approaches, winter sports teams at Greylock look to continue their success. Both the basketball and nordic ski teams on the boys and the girls side have put up strong showings in their respective regular seasons. They will begin to look ahead to Western ...

Welch and McWeeny on Berkshire MVP Titles

Clara McWeeny plays in one of the games of her 18-goal season.

John Skavlem, Staff Writer

December 29, 2019

The numerous athletes at Mount Greylock have brought in a large handful of accolades over the years. This was one such year -- the Mounties soccer program saw the title of Berkshire County’s Most Valuable Player bestowed upon Finn Welch and Clara McWeeney, athletes from the girls and boys soccer teams...

Gill, Greene, Girls’ Nordic Look to Dominate in New Season

Miriam Bakija skis in a 2018-19 league race. Bakija is one of the team's three captains this year.

Lucy McWeeny, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The Mount Greylock girl’s Nordic ski team started off the season with their first practice on last Tuesday. The team is looking forward to the 2019-2020 season, which will as usual feature seven league races and a state championship race. The team will have the usual three coaches this year -- Hila...

Boys’ Nordic Looks to Take Back State Title

Mackenzie Sheehy, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

With the first major snowfall of the season falling over the Thanksgiving break, the boys’ nordic ski team has the rare opportunity to start the season on skis. According to senior captain Nima Darafshi, “it’s more of a blessing than the team could have ever asked for,” as the team has had ver...

Boys’ Basketball Hopes for Tourney Qualification, Team Bonding

Ava Howard, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The Mount Greylock boys’ basketball team has concluded tryouts and are gearing up to have a successful season. Coaches include Mount Greylock math teacher Bob Thistle, as well as Russ Howard and Dave Hadley. With a young team last year, the boys fell just short of making the Western Mass tournament.  ...

Girls’ Basketball Prepares for New Season

Lucy McWeeny, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Led by captains Madison Ross and Ciera Schwarzer, the girls’ basketball team is eager to commence the 2019-2020 season.  Having missed Western Mass by a mere one game last year, the team is especially motivated and encouraged by their assortment of new players.  Emma Stevens, a junior to watch, exp...

Cross-Country Races Into Postseason

Molly Sullivan, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

Both the Mt. Greylock boys and girls Cross Country teams wrapped up their regular season with the Berkshire County Invitational on Saturday, October 26. Western Mass is now just two weeks away and will take place at Northfield Mountain in Erving, Ma. On October 2, the girls beat Taconic in their first race on thei...

Volleyball Looks Towards Western Mass Tournament

Photo Courtesy of The Berkshire Eagle

Lucy McWeeny, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

The Mount Greylock volleyball team has had an impressive season so far with a record of 12-6-0, despite having lost eight seniors from last year. After securing a spot in the Western Mass tournament with a win against Pittsfield last week, they went on to beat Mt. Everett in four sets on Wednesday, with...

Cross Country Looks to Continue Successful Season at Upcoming Home Meets

Jennah Simpson, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

After going undefeated last season, the Mt. Greylock girls’ cross country team is off to another good start. So far, the team has had five league matches, winning three and losing two. After a month on the road, they will be hosting two home meets this October. On Saturday, September 12th, the team compet...

Volleyball Adjusts to New Roster

Ava Howard, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

With fall sports beginning, the Mount Greylock Volleyball Team has been laying a foundation for a new season. The team had a successful season last year, but after losing eight seniors, the team is still adjusting to the new roster.  Last year, “the team was very good because we had some very sk...

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